THAT STUPID PHOTO WITH THE SPIDER IN SOMEONE’S TEA IS ALL OVER MY DASH I HATE ALL OF YOU OH MY GOD I NEVER WANT TO DRINK TEA AGAIN AND I LOVE TEA BUT NOW I’M ALWAYS GOING TO THINK THERE IS A SPIDER AT THE BOTTOM OF IT AND ITS GOING TO TOUCH MY LIP AND I’M GOING TO SCREAM UNTIL I COMBUST AND DIE
Nobody tries to take away your right to use a condom. Nobody hammers into your head that you should feel guilty and shameful about preventing your gift-from-God sperm from fertilizing an egg and thus ensuring the birth of a beautiful child. No politician tells you using condoms makes you a slut. Nobody bombs a convenience store that sells condoms, threatens people who put condom vending machines in areas, or attacks politicians who support condom use.
The American "Family" Association is going to boycott Google. YES! Just imagine all the rebellion that's going to spawn from this when the school year starts again.
Mom:Sally, you can't use Google anymore. They support homos having all kinds of rights, including marriage, and we're against that. It'll tear up the social fabric of our society and threaten our religious freedom.
Sally:How am I supposed to do my homework?
Mom:Just go straight to wikipedia, Sally.
Sally:But my teacher says I have to use a peer-reviewed article from a reputable academic journal.
Mom:Then go to the journal's website.
Sally:How am I supposed to know what website that is without using Google?
Mom:You'll have to use Bing.
Sally:But Microsoft donated money to marriage equality campaigns.
Mom:I'll just take you to the library.
Sally:But my homework is due tomorrow, and, because of recent budget cuts, our library is closed on Mondays.
Mom:I'll just go speak to your teacher and get you an extension.
Sally:And say what, Mom? "I wouldn't let Sally do her homework because I'm afraid of what will happen if we treat people with respect and have that reflected in our legal system. I have this irrational fear that two consenting adults, who were willing to fight for the ability to love each other and have that represented in a legal and social contract that offers protection and stability for both them and whatever children they may have, may actually show up heterosexuals with our 50% divorce rate, because they clearly value what marriage is supposed to mean"? You can walk away now....Oh, and, by the way, we should probably quit paying the electric company as well. They had a float in the pride parade this year. Not to mention, it will help you achieve your fantasy of living in the Dark Ages.
No Where Left to Go - SPN CROSSOVER - And here Stiles thought training and helping run a pack of werewolves was going to be the highlight of his supernatural life. Turns out the world is ending. Who knew?
Give and Take - That one where Stiles is possessed by a demon named Saul while on a college road trip and things go from there.
Te Rogamo, Audi Nos - ”Stiles answer me, damn it, are you okay?” “It’s here”, he whispers back, and then it’s on him, in his mouth and it tastes like fine and brimstone, and why the hell does he know what brimstone tastes like, anyways?
The Moon That Breaks - Stiles gets caught up in some unexpected demon activity in Beacon Hills. This is the first part of a multi-part story.
Cage!Loki will go by the name Benny (Short for Benjamin Franklin Gates) when he meets Dean. Benny sweet-talks and charms, playing on Dean’s sympathies in order to gain his trust. Stealing the Declaration of Independence is a two-man job, after all.
But it turns out the Declaration Of Independence is actually the Word Of God and Benny is working for Crowley who is revealed to actually be…Bandit Keith
“This fetishization of not censoring yourself, of being an “equal-opportunity offender,” is bizarre and bad for comedy. When did “not censoring yourself” become a good thing? We censor ourselves all the time, because we are not entitled, sociopathic fucks. Your girlfriend is censoring herself when she says she’s okay with you playing Xbox all day. In a way, comedy is censoring yourself—comedy is picking the right words to say to make people laugh. A comic who doesn’t censor himself is just a dude yelling. And being an “equal opportunity offender”—as in, “It’s okay, because Daniel Tosh makes fun of ALL people: women, men, AIDS victims, dead babies, gay guys, blah blah blah”—falls apart when you remember (as so many of us are forced to all the time) that all people are not in equal positions of power. “Oh, don’t worry—I punch everyone in the face! People, baby ducks, a lion, this Easter Island statue, the ocean…” Okay, well that baby duck is dead now. And you’re a duck-murderer. It’s really easy to believe that “nothing is sacred” when the sanctity of your body and your freedom are never legitimately threatened.”—
This is a well thought out argument with many valid points.
However, if we deem rape jokes unacceptable, that opens the door for holocaust jokes, murder jokes, slavery jokes, jokes about children, etc to be unacceptable. That’s an entire, HUGE, genre of comedy that is suddenly gone. Dark comedy. Shock comedy. It’s funny BECAUSE it’s offensive. Not all comedy is for everyone. If you’re easily offended because an event in your life left you more sensitive than some, shock/dark comedy isn’t for you. Or maybe it’s the best thing for you. If you can learn to laugh at the things that hurt you, they lose their power. They become less painful. Maybe that isn’t the way you’d like to react. That’s fine. So don’t put yourself in places where those jokes will be told. If they’re told anyway and it’s not the correct setting for them, ask them to stop and explain that it really bothers you. Most people will understand. Also, don’t go to a comedian who deals almost entirely in offensive comedy and then leave entirely offended. Do your fucking homework. If you’re going to a comedy show and there’s more than one comedian, find out if any of them do offensive comedy. It’s not that difficult, these days, what with the internet, wikipedia, smart phones, etc. When you heckle a comedian, they’re GOING to shoot you down. and they’ll do it hard. If they have to apologize in the middle of their set to a person who never would have appreciated their comedy in the first place, they lose credibility. Tosh could have handled it differently, but I won’t fault him for doing what every comic does when they get heckled. It’s part of the show. If you want to stand up and put yourself into the show, be ready for anything. Be ready for the most scathing verbal beat-down of your life and expect the entire audience to enjoy it. Expect applause at your expense. At that point, yeah, you asked for it.
Alright, so, I’m largely making the decisions on which of these to respond to based on whether or not I think they’re going to afford me the opportunity to say anything worth saying; in this case, I may be repeating myself on certain points, but they’re points that I think really need to be repeated. Apologies to anyone who feels I’m harping on this issue—I promise this isn’t a “Can’t let it go,” thing or a “This is going to be a blog about rape forever,” thing. I just really, really, really think more people need to be having more honest discussions about rape, and I’m not going to pass up the opportunity to take part in one, you know?
So, first of all, regarding homework-doing: possibly, and respectfully, it may be worth doing yours. The post you are responding to is not about rape jokes being untellable because they are too offensive; the post you are responding to is about rape jokes, as an entire body of thought, being unfunny because they’re the only way culture is really talking about rape right now, and that’s not funny. It’s a lot of other stuff, but it’s not funny. It’s quite possible that I wasn’t clear enough about that in the original post, so that’s why I followed it up with this explanation, here. See: homework.
Secondly, because I’m seeing this a lot and it’s driving me batshit, I’m just going take this equivocation business and run with it real fast. While rape is not the same as any other horrible thing, because all horrible things are horrible for their own reasons and cannot actually be made more or less horrible by being held up next to other horrible things and compared, there is so much of this “well we joke about [xxxx] thing and nobody’s mad about that” going around that I feel like something, uh, has to be said in response. Let’s use murder, since I’m seeing that one the most. The difference between a rape joke and a murder joke is as follows: you know what murder is. We all know what murder is. It’s depicted all over the damn place. There are times and ways it’s used lightly, sure, but there are also hundreds on hundreds of films and television shows and novels and history books and newspaper articles that regularly show us murder and its aftermath in a serious light. If somebody came to you in your real life and said, “I think I am going to get murdered,” or “I think someone tried to murder me,” or “Someone I know has been murdered”—and, okay, breaking for a brief sidebar: this right here is one of a thousand reasons you can’t play the “Let’s compare horrible things and expect to come to sound conclusions” game. There is no murder equivalent to “I have been raped,” because, unless you’re Hamlet, a murder victim cannot come tell you that they’ve been murdered; there is no such thing as a murder survivor. “This thing is awful and so is that thing” is not a strong enough corollary for you to draw conclusions about the one thing and then apply them to the other thing. At all.